Sick over lost weed wacker

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jrodgers, Jun 20, 2003.

  1. jrodgers

    jrodgers LawnSite Member
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    Well not like its consuming me but damm I hate that. Bought a new ww last week (Shindaiwa T231). Last lawn we were on and it started to rain hard so I called it. Well I fortgot to put the pins in for my ww holder because I set it back in the holder to run back and talk to a new customer. Well took off from the job and the guys were behind me with the truck and trailer and I was in my truck in front of them and noticed in my rear view mirror that the ww was not in the holder and practically had a heart attack. Made a u-turn in the middle of the street and went back to look for it ( total time probably two minutes) and it was nowhere to be found. The worst part about it was it was totally my fault and I couldnt even blame the guys. Has anyone even lost stuff off the trailer like this before? Well I had to go right back to the dealer and spend another $302.05 for a new one and some one has a b rand new ww. Why couldnt it have been one of the older ones?
     
  2. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

    Lost a $450.00 spreader on the Causeway heading to New Orleans. Bounced, hit an Ashplunde truck, bounced more, hit the wall......luckily all other traffic avoided it. We got to the other side of the bridge, turned around, ( no shoulder ) and by the time we got back on the bridge in the right direction, the spreader was long gone. ( 25 mile bridge ):mad:
     
  3. jrodgers

    jrodgers LawnSite Member
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    That little picture under your name is what I was doing after I realized it was my mistake!
     
  4. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
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    never lost anything, but I did find a nice wheel barrow, some 3" suction hose, and a bunch of masonry tools that fell off a truck.

    Mike
     
  5. STAN1366

    STAN1366 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 334

    Had an Echo PB400 back pack blower fall out of the back of my truck. Didn't have a mount for it and the truck was kinda packed so I sat it in a trash barrel that was partly filled in the back of the truck. Took off a little too fast from a stop light and the barrel being top heavy fell over dumping the blower onto the road. Good thing the truck behind me saw what happened and blew his horn. He hadn't moved yet so it didn't get run over. I stopped and ran back a little red faced. Banged it up a bit but it still ran. Couple years later I'd left it too close to the truck after using it and when it started raining I just loaded up real quick forgetting the pack blower. It stopped the truck from rolling! DUH! This time it bent the frame. I took it apart and straightened the frame and it went a few more years! Sold it for $100!
    Then there was the time I was BS-ing w/ my helper and didn't lock the Bob Cat in place. Got about a block away and started going up a hill when we hear this hellacious crash! It rolled out the back and the discharge chute opening caught the tailgate. Ripped it off and the machine hit the ground on an angle. Bent the thing diagonally so that one front wheel was off the ground about 6"! Had to take it to a chassis shop and get it straightened out. Never did work right though.
     
  6. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,218

    I lost a $30.00 scoop and I was upset. Blowed off a pile of mulch on my trailer. Yea, it was my fault for not securing it properly. Went bought a new one. I call it my $60.00 scoop. I would not be happy if I lost a WW.
     
  7. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    jrodgers,

    This could have been avoided if you had a TrimmerTrap! :(

    Never have to worry about pins or clips. I always preach about its speed and ease of use, now this is a totally different and unfortunate situation that the TrimmerTrap could have prevented.

    Let me guess.....The racks you have are cheaper?
     
  8. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    No necessarily Tommy. He could have the even more expensive Green Touch racks. They use pins that can easily be forgotten. Plus they're way over priced!

    I use cheapy $99 racks that have to be pinned before you can let go of the trimmer. So there's no way to forget to pin them.
     
  9. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    TLS,

    I was thinking the same thing. You can't beat TrimmerTrap, no pins to forget to put in.:)
     
  10. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,366

    Man I had the same EXACT thing happen to me this week. Except it wasn't my fault. I ended buying 2 echo's for the same price of the Shindaiwa. :D
     

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